Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth

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Stillwater the Panda returns in a delightful companion to his Caldecott Honor Book, Zen Shorts

Summer has arrived -- and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.
Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.
 

About Jon J. Muth

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Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book ZEN SHORTS and its sequel, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling picture book ZEN TIES. Other beloved titles from Jon include THE THREE QUESTIONS, GERSHON'S MONSTER by Eric Kimmel, and THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and five children.
 
Published February 1, 2008 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In this companion to Muth's Caldecott Honor-winning Zen Shorts (2006), the wise and gentle Giant Panda Stillwater and his young friends are joined by Stillwater's young nephew Koo.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

Publishers Weekly

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Stillwater, the giant panda who taught Zen parables to siblings Karl, Addy and Michael in Zen Shorts, continues to combine his slow-moving grace with genuine spi

Nov 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

Publishers Weekly

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Stillwater, the giant panda who taught Zen parables to siblings Karl, Addy and Michael in Zen Shorts, continues to combine his slow-moving grace with genuine spi

Nov 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

BC Books

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So if you're looking for a bit of Zen in your own hectic day with your kids, now or anytime of year, or want to give a great book that you know your friends will appreciate for years to come, check out Zen Shorts or Zen Ties.

Nov 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

BC Books

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Again starring Stillwater the Panda, this book introduces a smaller sidekick, Koo (as in "Hi, Koo") and an elderly woman that the same children are afraid of, but whom they ultimately befriend with the help and encouragement of the wise Stillwater.

Nov 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

BookPage

Finally, Koo's visit comes to an end, framing the book in a simple, yet deft way.

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Common Sense Media

Koo and the neighborhood kids reach out to a grouchy neighbor with what might be surprising results for kids who haven't read this kind of fable before.

Feb 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Zen Ties

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Koo and the neighborhood kids reach out to a grouchy neighbor with what might be surprising results for kids who haven't read this kind of fable before.

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